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Counseling for Over-shopping and Over-spending

Why do people shoplift?

  • Grief and loss (to fill a void)
  • Anger/Feeling Life is Unfair (to get back/make life right)
  • Depression (to get a lift)
  • Anxiety/Stress (to comfort or soothe)
  • Acceptance/Competition (to fit in)
  • Power/Control (to feel empowered or in control)
  • Boredom/Excitement (to live on the edge)
  • Shame/Low Self-esteem (to distract from feelings of worthlessness)
  • Entitlement/Reward (to compensate for overgiving or sacrifice)
  • Rebellion/Initiation (to break into one's own identity)

Consequences of shoplifting:

  • Loss of time
  • Loss of respect
  • Loss of relationships
  • Loss of health
  • Loss of self-esteem
  • Loss of focus
  • Loss of reputation
  • Loss of property
  • Criminal record
  • Loss of finances
  • Loss of employment
  • Loss of citizenship/residency

Help for shoplifting:

  • Read books
  • Counseling
  • Medications
  • Support groups
  • Enlist family/friends' help
  • Avoid places where one might accumulate more things
  • Find new hobbies
  • Educate self on health hazards/negative consequences
  • Watch educational TV shows on this or related topics

The Program

The Shulman Center program has been continually evolving and fine-tuning from its earliest successful results. Typically, 90% of our clients enroll in and successfully complete the basic program structure:

  • 10 one hour-long sessions with Mr. Shulman in person or by phone within a 90 day period
  • For one of these 10 sessions, it is highly recommended that a family member or friend attend a "joint session"
  • A 30-day follow-up session with Mr. Shulman in person or by phone
  • Reading and working from one or more of Mr. Shulman's books or books by other recommended therapists
  • Participation in either a local and/or online support group (Mr. Shulman created and has moderated a confidential online group for recovering theft addicts since 2000).

Note: Participation in the Shulman Center program includes any and all letters for court and/or employment issues at no extra charge

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Counseling for Compulsive Theft & Shoplifting
Something for Nothing
Shoplifting Addiction and Recovery
By Terrence D. Shulman
Bought Out and Spent by Terrence Daryl Shulman
  The Shulman Center for Compulsive Theft, Spending and Hoarding
Terrence Shulman
Founder/Director of
The Shulman Center
Shopaholics Anonymous

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